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Proviso Probe

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

ED, Proviso Herald endorsements [D88, D89]

For District 88 (Bellwood and Stone Park elementary schools) Proviso Herald endorses:
* Antonette Dorris
* Daphene Walker
* John Wicks

For District 89 (Maywood and Melrose Park elementary schools) Proviso Herald endorses:
* Jaime Anguiano (two-year term)
* Donna Miller
* Lequita Neely
* Arbdella Patterson
* Grady Rivers

If the voters elect the candidates picked by Proviso Herald the same factions will still rule the roost at District 88 and 89.

The endorsement in D88 ends with:
Though we are critical of the board's performance, and though Dorris and Wicks are part of the current board, we thinks they can be forces for stability, not disruption.

This seems like particularly muddled thinking.

Arnie Bryant has called the D88 board "dysfunctional" and the endorsement began with "There is so much bickering and infighting on the District 88 School Board...."

OK. The problem is a screwed-up board of education in the eyes of Proviso Herald. So what's the Proviso Herald solution? Continue the 4-3 split with six of the seven characters who are part of the current board.

The endorsement makes no sense to me. If the board's problem is the majority then Proviso Herald should get behind changing the majority. If the problem is the minority then they should be dumped. The wimpy but logically consistent position would be to dump all incumbents. (This was the Forest Park Review's approach to District 209.)

Proviso Herald's endorsement was worthless in District 88.

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12 Comments:

  • Carl:

    Please tell me they don't honestly say "we thinks".

    By Blogger Isis, at 4:22 PM, April 04, 2007  

  • Hey Carl:

    Can we get in touch with Mayor Pasqualle and let him know that his school board candidate Daphnie Walker has been caught pulling up her oppisitions yard signs. Sources really close to the parents who support her oppisition caught her pulling up signs and video taped her while doing it. Yard signs once put on a persons private property then becomes the property of the homeowner. so Ms. Walker you will be charged tomorrow with theft of property.You are starting your deconship off on the wrong foot. how could you get caught up in the sign stealing game? Bellwood police will be notified and you shall be arrested because there are laws against what you and your crew are doing.,

    By Anonymous Daphnie got caught, at 10:58 PM, April 04, 2007  

  • A Joke, a very telling joke.

    Chris Welch,Gene Moore,Ben Mazzulla,Jesse Martinez and Frank Pasqaule,along with the editorial boards of the Proviso Herlad and Josh Adams were on a boat on Lake Michigan.
    “The boat capsized. Who survived?”


    “The Citizens of Proviso .”

    By Anonymous A telling Joke!, at 9:01 AM, April 05, 2007  

  • I can't wait to see Nicole "The Proviso Insider editor" Trottie's recommendations. I bet she'll be very unbiased(yea right)!

    By Anonymous WElch and Trottie's endorsments, at 9:05 AM, April 05, 2007  

  • Isis, good catch. You can check the link yourself.

    I haven't checked the print edition.

    Can anybody see if the Proviso Herald wrote "we thinks" in the D88 endorsement?

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 10:34 AM, April 05, 2007  

  • You can call Pasquale at the village, (708) 547-3500.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 10:35 AM, April 05, 2007  

  • Who cares about the Trottie trash newspaper?

    By Anonymous trottie trasher, at 9:58 PM, April 05, 2007  

  • Trottie can go suck on dry ice. Her opinion means jack in Proviso. She is a farce!

    By Blogger 209sucks, at 12:13 AM, April 06, 2007  

  • Speaking of the Ad Whore, I see she's takin' jabs at immigrants in the recent issue. Her argument doesn't hold water. "All immigrants are low-income, etc?

    Pasquali was right on running her out of town. Then she accuses him of wanting her body...please. She has "no" body.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:17 PM, April 08, 2007  

  • A Message From Advocates For Quality Education

    On Tuesday April 17th the voters will head to the polls to determine whether

    to continue on the Path of Progress

    or go back to the old ways where the self interests of Board Members and

    their Political cronies dictated School District operations with no regard for children.

    Don’t Be Bullied Just Look at the Facts:
    Financial Stability

    • Moved District 89 OFF Illinois “Financial Watch List” and kept it OFF!

    • Upgraded our children’s Education without tax increases!

    • Improved operational efficiency by adding cost controls and

    negotiating lock ins of utility rates

    Improving education quality

    • Increased test scores in all 10 District 89 schools and increased from 2 to 6 the number of school making adequate yearly progress

    Upgrading the learning environment

    • Developed a new, District wide , state of the art security system

    • Added 250 new computers and updated technology labs

    • Completed soundproofing and heating/air conditioning improvements

    Just Look At the Facts ,and It’s easy as A B C

    Endorsed by:
    • State Senator Kimberly Lightford

    • Maywood Education Association IEA-NEA

    • Service Employee International Union SEIU Local 73

    • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 134
    VOTE April 17th
    District 89 School Board Members
    RE-ELECT

    Grady Rivers Jr.

    Marie Urso

    Lequita Neely

    G. Ric Cervone

    ELECT

    Jaime Anguiano

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:40 AM, April 15, 2007  

  • West Suburban Journal

    Ten candidates vie for five seats in the District 89 School Board race

    Incumbents Grady Rivers Jr,Lequita Neely,Ric Cervone and Marie Urso seek re-election to four year term seats. Jaime Anguiano, appointed to the board last November in place of Jose Montoya, is slated with the incumbents,led by Rivers, for a two-year term.
    The challengers are, Arbdella Paterson, Duane Black, Donna Miller and Regina Rivers

    Our recommendations:

    Grady Rivers Jr.
    Lequita Neely
    Ric Cervone
    Marie Urso
    Jaime Anguiano

    The challengers argue that the board is too involved with the day to day business, needs to be more “parent friendly” and does not challenge students academically.
    The Board members have done a good job of aiding more schools to achieve AYP and the district has been removed from the state’s financial warning list. Also the district now has a spending plan in place resulting in no tax increase despite cuts in state and federal funding.

    The board has done a good job while gaining measurable stability and progress. Although it is atypical for this page to a slat the current board deserve re-election.

    The District 89 incumbents are endorsed by the Maywood Education Association Teachers Union.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:41 AM, April 15, 2007  

  • CONTINUE THE PROGRESS
    The Maywood Education Association (MEA),which represents the 360 plus certified staff members of Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview School District 89, is pleased to recommend the re-election of current School Board Members GRADY RIVERS JR, MARIE URSO. LEQUITA NEELY and G RIC CERVONE and the election of JAIME ANGUIANO, in the April 17th 2007, School Board election. We make this recommendation because as the people who spend the most time in school with your children, we have seen the progress being made in District 89.

    Before this current School Board was seated, only two schools in District 89 were making “Adequate Yearly Progress” (AYP) under the “No Child Left Behind” Act. Now, under the leadership of the current School Board, we have six (6) schools making AYP.

    Under the current School Board’s direction, District 89 has made great strides in integrating technology, into the children’s education. Every classroom in the District is now internet accessible, there are mobile computer labs in all the schools and 250 new computers have been added around the District.

    Finally, many other improvements have been made in District 89 during the last four (4) years which have enriched the children’s educational experience. There are improved classrooms libraries, expanded athletic programs, thriving band and orchestra programs and special assistance for ISAT test preparation with added Saturday classes.

    In short, District 89 is moving forward; it is making progress. In fact. State Senator KIMBERLY LIGHTFORD, Chairperson of the Senate’s Education Committee, believes in the direction District 89 is moving to the point that she is endorsing the current School Board for re-election. We need to continue this progress.

    On April 17th , 2007, when you vote, please select:

    49-GRADY RIVERS JR.

    50 MARIE URSO

    51 LEQUITA NEELY

    52 G. RIC CERVONE

    47 JAIME ANGUIANO

    DISTRICT 89 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

    Thank You
    THE MAYWOOD EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:42 AM, April 15, 2007  

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